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Tips for selecting an HR consulting company

Posted by David Ballinger on Jul 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Some companies make the jump quickly; others try various approaches before coming to the same conclusion: They need to hire an HR consulting company.

Regardless of how or when you arrive at this conclusion, it's important that when you do, you select the right people to do the job.

Human resource management is no easy task, and the people who do it should not only be qualified, but also have the ability to connect with your employees. Take our advice on selecting an HR consulting company to partner with your business.

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Tags: Human Resources

What is Servant Leadership?

Posted by David Ballinger on Jul 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Leadership styles can vary as drastically as the individuals who lead. While some styles result in met goals, others fail miserably. Some leadership approaches spur employees toward success, and others shrink their confidence.

Regardless of your experiences under leadership or your typical approach to leading, it's time to learn about one leadership style that's both effective and often overlooked. It's called Servant Leadership. 

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Tags: Human Resources, Staffing Agency

Benefits of outsourcing your HR department

Posted by David Ballinger on Jul 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Human resources is a demanding job. HR managers are expected to be experts in a field that changes consistently.

With all of the time, knowledge, energy and resources required of an HR manager, it sometimes feels like you're searching for someone superhuman to run your human resources department. Only a superhuman could possibly step into a position like HR without experiencing burnout six months in, right?

Not necessarily.

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How to prevent workplace harassment

Posted by David Ballinger on Jun 19, 2018 8:37:00 AM

With the eruption of the Me Too Movement last year, workplace harassment has become a more familiar topic than it ever has been.

While the recent news coverage on the subject could never transform this into an easy topic to discuss, these events are evidence that it is, at the very least, a necessary one.

For that reason, we'd like to equip you with ways your company can proactively fight workplace harassment.

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Tags: Human Resources

3 Advantages of trade school education vs. traditional college

Posted by David Ballinger on Jun 12, 2018 8:38:00 AM

America’s educational system tends to push students to get traditional four-year, liberal art college degrees that will open the doors to becoming lawyers, doctors, professors, business owners, accountants, and more. This has been the case for several generations—even though the modern job market has changed drastically since the 2000s.

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How to improve company morale without seeming superficial

Posted by David Ballinger on Jun 5, 2018 7:43:00 AM

Let’s say you want to reduce high turnover, but you know your company has major issues with low employee morale. Or maybe you’ve got some great employees you’re determined to keep and you just want to be proactive.

Sure, you can try gimmicks like offering free coffee or installing a ping-pong table that employees can use after hours. But chances are if your employees are unhappy, these things will be seen as superficial.

So what steps can you take that will actually impact morale?

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Tags: Human Resources

Interview questions you DON’T have to answer

Posted by David Ballinger on May 22, 2018 9:58:00 AM

In a good job interview, the person asking questions on behalf of the company is trying to determine whether the potential employee is a good fit—that is, does he or she have the right qualifications to do the work, and does he or she fit well into the company’s value culture?

What the interviewer should not be fishing for, however, is irrelevant information that is potentially illegal to ask for, such as your ethnicity, marital status, age, and other factors that don't affect your ability to do the work, but have been historically used to discriminate against job seekers.

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Tags: Human Resources, Job Search

Signs a job applicant is serious, despite a less-than-perfect resume

Posted by David Ballinger on May 15, 2018 7:08:00 AM

When you’re looking to add staff to your company, it can be tricky to find someone with the right qualifications who will also fit well into your company culture. If you have an influx of resumes for an open position, you may find yourself trying to sort through them as quickly as possible, eliminating any that aren’t a 100% perfect fit.

But keep in mind that sometimes a resume doesn’t tell the full story. In some cases, a resume may not be stellar, but the worker it represents is in fact a star player.  

Here are a few potential signs of a great worker hidden behind an imperfect resume:

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Tags: Human Resources

6 Resume mistakes that are big turn-offs for employers

Posted by David Ballinger on May 8, 2018 9:45:00 AM

 Are you on the job hunt? Chances are one of the first steps you’ll take is to brush up your resume or write a new one from scratch.

 We’ve already covered the most important information to include on any resume, plus the special considerations for a resume targeted for a skilled trades position. In this post, we’ll take a look at what not to do when writing a resume.

Here are a few of the major resume pitfalls to avoid:

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Why do I need a staffing agency if I already have an HR department?

Posted by David Ballinger on Apr 24, 2018 8:02:00 AM

You may understand the value of a staffing agency for a business that doesn’t have a human resources department of its own. But what if your company already has a fully capable HR team? What does a staffing agency have to offer?

The answer is, quite a bit! A human resources department typically keeps many plates spinning all at once—everything from setting company policies to managing benefits to handling employee complaints. A quality staffing agency can partner with your HR department to take over some of the most time-consuming tasks (chiefly recruiting, retention, and firing), thus freeing up your team to work more efficiently.

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Tags: Human Resources, Staffing Agency

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